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MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL: APRIL 1 - 4, 2009 in IOWA CITY

It’s darn cold outside so we’ve been inside putting together Mission Creek Festival 2009. There is still A LOT of work to do but we thought we’d share some of our early confirmed musical acts:
GZA/GENIUS (of WU-TANG CLAN) performing LIQUID SWORDS
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
JOHN VANDERSLICE
FRUIT BATS
BOWERBIRDS
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
HEADLIGHTS
SIMON JOYNER
GOLDEN BIRDS
ROOMMATE
EL PASO HOT BUTTON
PIETA BROWN
CALEB ENGSTROM
THE WESTERN FRONT
ESCAPE [...]

Preview: Roommate

It’s deep summer. Friends are coming and going. Family vacations are at an all-time high. Gas is absurd and beer is cheap. And, of course: Chicago’s synth-pop heroes, Roommate, roll into town on Saturday night. The receivers of much praise from various music sites, Roommate constructs songs from airy keyboard atmospheres, achieving both an otherworldly [...]

Preview: Stars of the Lid

Let’s keep this simple: Stars of the Lid put out one of last year’s best records. Period. And Their Refinement of the Decline is an epic sprawl of ambient and lush textures, an album of numbing drones and glacial compositions, and a series of lengthy movements that both soothe and arrest the listener. In short: [...]